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Anti-Oppression LibGuide: Resources for DACAmented students

This guide serves as a starting point to learn about anti-oppression, inclusion, and privilege, as well as to provide resources to key social justice issues. The New York Tech community is welcome to suggest recommendations.

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DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival "Deferred action is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit by DHS. It can be granted to individuals who are in removal proceedings, who have final orders of removal, or who have never been in removal proceedings. Individuals who have deferred action status can apply for employment authorization and are in the U.S. under color of law. However, there is no direct path from deferred action to lawful permanent residency or to citizenship.  And, it can be revoked at any time. " Source: Immigration Equality-

DACA Act of 2017:   Bipartisan bill that would provide a direct road to U.S. citizenship for people who are either undocumented, have DACA or temporary protected status, and who graduate from U.S. high schools and attend college, enter the workforce, or enlist in a military program. It also includes a path to citizenship.

Dreamers: Nickname often used as reference to undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children.

Department of Homeland Security:   Combined 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency when it was established in 2002. Missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience.

Immigration and customs enforcers(ICE): A division of the Department of Homeland Security that enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. Immigration enforcement is the largest single area of responsibility for ICE.

Books and other resources


  • My undocumented life:   "My Undocumented Life blog provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. The team post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. "
  • Immigrant Defense Project:  "The mission of Immigrant Defense Project is to secure fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States."
  • Supporting undocumented youth:  " the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has compiled this Resource Guide to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support undocumented youth at the secondary and postsecondary school levels. However, high-quality early learning and elementary education is critical to college and career success for all children. "
  • Define American: "Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America."
  • Humanizing Deportation:  Created by University of California Davis "In response to the general lack of first-hand knowledge regarding the experience of deportation and removal, and the consequent dehumanized narratives on the topic, we are producing an online open access archive of personal stories about deportation."
  • NYC Mayor's Immigrant Affairs:   Offers a list of Q&A's as well as resources available to NYC DACAmented residents. 
  • Immigrant Defense Project:  Offering legal advice and other resources to the undocumented community as well as, provided resources for educators. 

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This guide attempts to provide general information and a starting point to learn about anti-oppression, inclusion, and privilege, as well as provide knowledge and resources to key social justice issues. 


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